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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 12%

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"Never achieves the madcap hilarity of the '40s romantic comedies it seeks to emulate, and some of the dramatic moments feel a bit forced."
‑ Brian Lowry, Variety
"Speechless is overplotted and underwritten. Every situation is straight out of stock, with no room for variation or originality."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Utterly devoid of subtlety and grace, Speechless is a desperate, thrown-together hodgepodge that tries to glide by on the supposedly surefire chemistry of the pairing of Davis and Keaton."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It comes down to the charms of Keaton and Davis in the end. You like these characters and root for them to score."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"Great Cast - pity nothing happens in it."
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Mugging to an unfunny script, Keaton and Davis are no Tracy and Hepburn, and the funereal pace doesn't help."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"The movie's a campaign disaster from the get-go, and no amount of damage control (including MGM's extensive publicity) can hide it."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"The rivalry never sparks, the pace flags and it seems pointless to enter donkeys in a race designed for thoroughbreds."
‑ , Film4
"This is intelligent romantic comedy of the kind we get all too seldom these days, and the plot is something Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn would have loved in their prime."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"The movie starts slow but has two or three good laughs. After that it is downhill all the way."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Ron Underwood, the director of City Slickers, once again compromises appealing actors and an entertaining premise with a needless overlay of mush."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Director Ron Underwood demonstrated a knack for comedy in City Slickers, but when it comes to love scenes ... Keaton and Davis might as well be stampeding cows."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Toothless as political satire and bland as romantic comedy."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"A limp, poorly structured would-be romantic comedy."
‑ Scott Renshaw, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"There's no snappy exchange of one-liners, and certainly not the fire that would come onto the screen if the characters bothered to talk about their political convictions."
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, Apollo Guide
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